India-US Pilot Program Offers Dual Licenses

18 May 2021

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Skyborne Airline Academy is launching a DGCA Pilot Programme offering dual US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Commercial Pilots Licences at its new Vero Beach, Florida, training base in the United States.

Trainees will undergo 272.5 hours of commercial pilot training over 14 months. The programme is split into two phases: the first phase, at Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach provides training to obtain a US FAA Part 141 Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Instrument Rating (IR). The second phase enables trainees to take the DCGA-examined flight test to convert their US flying licence to a DGCA CPL with IR. This part of the programme will be completed in India with a recognised Skyborne partner.

Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne, says: “We have designed every aspect of the course to ensure training is delivered in a professional and airline-focused way, giving our trainees the competitive edge over their peers, as they will graduate fully prepared for airline operations.

“We’re also proud to announce we will not be charging a fee for pilot selection, the only DGCA CPL course to offer this initiative. We look forward to welcoming the next generation of pilots to Vero Beach.”

Trainees at Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach can take advantage of the sunny Florida climate with approximately 320 flying days every year.

An increasing amount of work is being done in India in the fields of augmented reality/virtual reality technologies and visual databases for training. Find out more here.


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